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heard from two former u.s. president to help the people of haiti. today, "the washington post" about this and ask the question, for how long? this is sunday, january 17 and would begin with the u.s. efforts in haiti. we heard from secretary of state hillary clinton who was there yesterday. u.s. troops tried to prevent chaos in haiti's capital city. lutie louis coates flares were order breaks down. this question -- will there be a long-term u.s. commitment? the numbers are on your screen. the president will commemorate the birth of martin luther king and will campaign today for martha coakley for the senate seat given up by the death of ted kennedy. we'll talk about that later in the air but first, this piece this morning from "the washington post." clinton believes that the country can come back stronger in the future. bearing so, bottled water and other supplies, secretary clinton flew into the battered capital and told the haitian people that the u.s. will be here today, tomorrow, and in times ahead as the u.s. struggles to organize a relief effort for a barely functioning haitian
page of the washington journal, they write that yesterday -- of the wall street journal, the right that it needn't be. the president remains more popular than his policies and voters want him to succeed. but they are sold out -- but they are also telling me needs to steer a more moderate less partisan course, return to the back into the and, t-shaped his political rise." clinton, maryland, robert, what do you say? caller: i do not think the republicans should take any solace in the fact that this gentleman won the election. this guy ran as an independent. this is an anti-incumbency vote against democrats and republicans for not getting anything done. the american people are tired of it. they want something done. what hurt the democrats mostly was the loss of the public option, because the public option was not in the health- care bill. it turned a lot of people against it. host: caller, what is your take now on the healthcare bill? we are seeing all sorts of varied possibilities. what would you like to see happen now? caller: they have to pass it, regardless of this. regardless of
discussion with republican lawmakers. this morning on "the washington journal." we want to get your thoughts on the culture in washington. does it need to change bailout for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. -- does it need to change? we begin this morning with this article, "washington culture leaves little hope for change." when asked this week, "70% believe that the government was unhealthy or in need of large reform. that is up from 43% just after the election of george w. bush. to the degree that they could send a message out of massachusetts, it was not a message to obama, it was a message about what is going on in washington. the better answer lies in the culture of the capital, where every problem is seen less as an issue to be resolved and more as a tool for a political position, where every position is automatically a failed by the other side's 24/7 political attack machine. with lawmakers failing to meet a compromise, they are failing their own party activists. this culture makes a retreat to partisan corners the safest route
>> "washington journal" takes your calls and e-mails live every morning starting at 7 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> "newsweek" is reporting exclusively that saturday morning president obama received a high-order briefing three days before christmas, about terrorists threats. the highest officials are a part of this. and talk about that this hour, and thought we would get your feelings on airport security, what have you noticed and changed in the days of the incident coming into detroit. if you have been to the airport, or know someone who has, call the numbers on your screen. your experience with airport security lately. there is this story in "the washington post", lawmakers knew of tsa pick era, and it's a follow-up of the nominee. lawmakers knew of tsa pick's error, the latest is that the democratic senators lobbied around tsa pick, and as new details emerged that key lawmakers knew that he had mischaracterized a personal incident in his testimony, washington supported rogers of his assessing confidence criminal records 20 years ago of his then estranged wife's boyfriend. as
from the nation's capital this is "washington journal." host: alive the picture from the floor of the washington ought to show at the convention center. lots of new car models to look at. the focus on alternative fuels, and plenty of executives and officials. we will learn all about the decisions washington makes and their impact on the auto industry. in the meantime president obama is set to propose a freeze on a portion of federal spending today. it could dramatically curtail his legislative ambitions. we want to get your thoughts. he will talk about it on the state of the union address tomorrow. here is the headline on the story. obama to propose a freeze on spending. the subhead it goes this way -- deficit reduction campaign. the white house says the three- year plan could save much money over time. if you look at the lead to the wall street journal did put it this way, there subhead says the white house plan applies to only 17% of spending and will have a small impact on the deficit. here is their leader -- president obama proposes to have a three-year in federal spending
times" with pictures and had nine similar to other papers. this morning, within a "the washington post," the editorial -- averting chaos in haiti. the paper writes of this -- yet the obama administration has balked helping haitians currently here illegally granting them temporary legal status, this despite u.s. of -- law that specifically allows the government to extend temporary protected status to undocumented immigrants in natural disasters all wars and a home countries make it impossible to deport them. the editorial goes on to say this -- that is "the washington post" this morning. "the new york times" editorial at those the washington post. calling for allowing haitians in the united states who are here illegally to find work. "the new york times" echoing "the washington post." the first phone call comes from chris on independent mine in ohio. good morning. caller: the morning. everybody keeps getting -- host: go ahead, we can hear you. caller: pat robertson was right. it did -- they did sell their souls to the devil. not that we should not help -- we should help. they went with
about guantanamo detention. we will also take your e-mails and phone calls. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning, new developments overnight. the christmas day bombing attempt in detroit, osama bin laden issued a new audio message planning a al qaeda responsibility for that. the white house said this morning that they are confident about the confirmation of ben bernanke for his second term. the newly appointed political adviser to the national committee -- democratic committee has an article today about the road ahead. "the year of big obama is over." the goal of cutting the deficit in the bipartisan budget committee proceeds the state of the union address. it is in that venue that we would like to open the phones this morning. how would you describe the state of the union in the year ahead? if you are optimistic, to 0 2/7 -- 202-737-0001. if you are pessimistic, 202- 737-0002. "the president is reconstituting the themes that helped him to win the white house to help and to counter the republicans in the midterm election after political setbacks. from the jump pa
questions about the congressional budget agenda. from the nation's capital, this is "washington journal." host: good morning. we will get to your calls in just a minute. we are interested to hear from you now that you had 24 hours to absorbent the massachusetts election. talking to your friends, reading some of the blogs and newspaper analysis. we would very much like to hear your analysis for what it means for the parties of the big policy initiatives. we will get to your calls in a minute. emily pierce is our first guest, joining us by phone. front-page story on a "roll call." the question is the biggest policy issue, health care. after a day of observing it, what our leaders saying? guest: in the immediate aftermath they are saying we need to take a deep breath and think about what we need to do. at the same time, they are exploring this option of the house perhaps taking up the senate bill and just send it to the president. in order to do that, you would need an agreement by the senate to pass a separate bill through budget reconciliation rules, the need for 60 votes, that w
on the future of the hybrid and electric car industry. "washington journal" is next. . . . the president's efforts to give the economy on track. that is this morning from "the washington post." the report breaking this morning about a plane crashed in the route, "the new york times" online have the story about the airplane crashing near beirut in stormy weather. officials said that 82 passengers and eight crew members were on board. we will update the information as we get it. ruth, democratic line. caller: i am not quite sure if we ever did what we were promising. to try and help people who were in trouble with their mortgages. i think that we took the wrong approach to begin with. so many people that were out of their homes. the fact ripples through the economy. -- the of fact ripples through the economy. let's help -- bethe effedctct te riffles through the economy. if the loan was renegotiated to what it was really worth, they can afford it, but the communication that happening. host: or you hit by the mortgage crisis at all? caller: i was not, i have a system set up with my children.
will discuss how and why the fed was created. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: two democratic senators are opting not to run for 2010. christopher dodd of connecticut, and the senator from north dakota. bill ritter from colorado also will not run. good morning, everyone on this wednesday, january 6. we begin with the healthcare debate and caecilians request to have access to the negotiations. c-span ceo brian lamb wrote a letter on december 30 to the house leader saying that now it moves to the critical stage we respectfully request that you allow the public full access through television. this has sparked some headlines this morning in newspapers. i want to show you the headlines from roll-call this morning. that is in newspapers this morning as well. we heard a response yesterday from house speaker nancy pelosi's and senate majority leader harry reid also putting out a statement. politico this morning, the live pulse section, has this to say about the request for tv access. "and c-span standing as a trusted non-partisan player gives republicans more ammo to hit democrats with." we wa
it. host: thank you for your call. in the op ed section of " washington times -- of "the washington times" this morning "democrats keeping health care secrets away from the public. it might be a new year, but congressional democrats are planning the same old sorts of sleazy tactics in their bid to take over america's health-care system. congressional republicans, especially in the senate, should lot let them get away with it. transparency and ethics should be republican rallying cries, and obstruction on those grounds should be a point of pride. by now it's almost right to complain that president obama repeatedly has broken his campaign pledge to broadcast negotiations on c-span so that american people and see what the choices are. that does not make that point invalid. for legislation that could so profoundly and personally affected the lives of every american, congress and the white house should be more transparent and accessible than ever before. instead, the process has been secretive and sorted throughout ." salisbury, maryland. that morning. -- good morning. your thoughts on t
, causing delays." also this morning in "the washington post" it says "than the eye and he the." they have a chart in terms of numbers. major deployment is the headline. "u.s. armed forces are sending thousands of troops and supplies to haiti. 7500 personnel expected to arrive today. 130,000 food rations airlifted. 250,000 liters of water delivered on saturday." we will read more on this story. we want to get to our question for you. based on an opinion piece from "the washington post" what has changed in 50 years. 50 years ago, just across the river from the nation's capital, children of african descent, including many whose ancestors worked the land for george washington, were being bused far from their neighborhoods to maintain segregated school systems. interracial marriage was prohibited. in arlington and fairfax counties, lunch counters generally expected black customers to order carry out only. in parts of the district and its suburbs, housing discrimination created what activist called "a white news" around the inner city. the washington redskins had not a single black player." tex
, this is "washington journal." . . host: today is tuesday, january 12. we begin with a discussion regarding underwater mortgages, according to an article in "the new york times" magazine section 60% of properties in nevada are under water. we want to talk about that and get your thoughts on whether homeowners should be able to walk away from those underwater mortgages. you can also send us messages by e-mail. twitter messages also at this address. you can also send us messages on the our facebook page. let's look at what was written this past weekend on sunday in the new york times magazine. just walk away -- why should underwater homeowners it being any different from banks? the rector says that the president and ceo of the mortgage bankers association recently told the wall street journal that homeowners who default on their mortgages should think about the message they will send to their family, other kids and france. -- and friends. we will read more from that article. we want to find out what you think about this issue. the first call comes from strasbourg, pa. on the line for democrats. -- strou
and elements it is not so great anymore. in "the washington times" -- a profound loss of retirement and death of senator kennedy on expertise. with all this discussion we would ask your view of the u.s. senate. i want to show you a little more of those two articles to set the stage. if you are one of the armchair historians in the audience who knows about senate history and would like to add your thoughts about the senate of currenearlis we welcome that. as well as your thoughts as current watchers. here is the op-ed piece in today's "the new york times." he's working on a book. he looks at that time. as the heyday of the senate. in the 1960's and 1970's the great senate occupied a unique place in our country. he writes the little changed in 1980 where the election was more than just a change of party control. gone was the senate that had been experienced, progressive, and bipartisan. the decline has only accelerated. we would like to hear your view. first we would like to get an update on what is happening on the ground in yemen. the foreign correspondent here raghavan is with us by phone th
. you have to agree. the "wall street journal". you read from occasionally and the washington times, i know but today there's no "wall street journal". host: and no washington times. caller: please don't interrupt me. host: patty, hold on. we read from other newspapers. caller: the other thing i want to say is, when your hosts are reading from the papers they transpose and insert their own words in lieu of others. for instance you were reading from a paper and inserting the work government and sometimes they actually screw up the whole meaning of the article. also, i wish you guys would have like national review, just to make it a little more fair of some conservative liberal print. the other thing, yesterday there were so many democrats calling on the republican line you could go through half an hour of call in psalms and never once listen to a republican. i don't know how you do that, but it's really getting ridiculous. it's incredible. host: did you want to respond to yemen and new front of terrorism. caller: i do think you could work on when they read from the newspaper they
calls and in the "washington post" editorial. a defense of the agency after the suicide bombing attacks. it killed 7 in afghanistan. sunday morning, january c 10th. probably saw that senator reid made and the response from the white house accepting the senator's apology. was it a poor choice of words. (202) 737-0002 for democrats and (202) 737-0001 for republicans and independent, (202) 628-0205. or you can send it toe mal at journal,p span dot org. the story. front page in the "new york times". exerts from this piece. senator reid moves to respond to the incumbent in the book game change in addition to calling president barack obama on saturday mr. reid reached out to several black political leaders to curb the fall out after making comments about raise. he's in a difficult re-election raise in nevada and fight over healthcare on capitol hill had fought speculation he might step down. republicans sharply criticized him but there's no indications his democrat allies would abandon him. inside the "washington post," reid apologizes for comments made in 2008. more excerpts from the book a
"washington journal" is next. . . host: we will show you some of the comments this morning. we will ask you about whether more regulation is needed to prevent financial excess. the numbers to call, for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. make sure that you turn down your television or radio when you call in. if you have called in within the last 30 days, give others a chance to call this morning. you can also send us an e-mail or contact enforce those regulations on the books. off of the subject a little bit, i wish to those republicans would have their sons and granddaughters in the marine corps. host: marion, illinois. you are next. ben bernanke urges prevention of crisis. we will show you some of his comments from sunday when he spoke at an annual meeting for the academic economics annual meeting association. open-" policy -- "policy was at best for home prices. for one thing, there were many home price bubbles in many parts of the world. new zealand and sweden had tighter monetary policy, yet their home prices rose a more
. "washington journal " is next. . >> sprawling national apparatus failing to in i kate a single terrorist that fell through the cracks. 8 years after 9/11 and the architecture that was supposed to improve sharing and acting on information. the u.s. is better at collecting intelligence but as thursday's report shows. nowhere good enough. intelligence agencies had information sufficient to discover the plot that failed put it all together. the "washington post" goes on to say this lack of clear lines is disturbing in any business. it's in excusable when national security is involved. that the president of the united states should tell the cia to issue guidance of the timely distribution of intelligence reports is unsettling to put it mindly. it's mind-boggling the president felt the need to instruct the director of national intelligence to take further steps to raise the standard of trade craft analysis especially analysis designed to uncover terrorists plots either this is boilerplate or the country is in a world of trouble. that's "washington post" this morning. here's the "wall street jo
's capital, this is " washington journal." host: the supreme court ruled 5- 4 to allow corporations to spend as much as the want to support or oppose individual candidates. the ruling is likely to also allow labor unions to send unlimited funds. the justices kept in place, though, a century old ban on corporate donations directly to any one candidate. let us kickoff today's " washington journal" talking about the supreme court decision. the phone lines -- send us a tweet at c-spanwj or e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. "the washington post" on this story. the court also overturned a ban on corporations and unions airing campaign ads in the 30 days before primary and 60 days before a general election. also in "the washington post" this morning they talk about the reaction on capitol hill. inside "the washington post" its quotes senator charles schumer -- bound to push for new restrictions on corporate political spending, including limits for companies with government contracts, shareholder approval of expenditures and a proposal to make cheap executives appear in ads approving the content. als
of them says, jobs. the washington post is warning not so much about issues but ideals. the editorial for the new year -- we begin to lose faith in the great american ideals. there will always be grievances and hatreds. europe run out of ways to deal with this. they had worldwide engagement, free trade, open societies and human rights, democracy tempered by constitutional protection for everyone. these things disturb us and the world. the economy is facing troubling uncertainty and the national resources are stretched. some of the finest young people are facing death and injury. that is the question for the next 10 years and beyond. harlem, democratic line. what is your name? >> happy new year. i just want to say, thank you for c-span. this is a great program. i just want to talk about immigration. i think this is a major policy that will need to be discussed in this country. >> what would you like to see happen on the immigration front? >> i would like to see a moratorium of people spending their money, and i would like to say that we have a mayor in the city, who is showcased around
they come to the senate here in washington? guest: there is some talk -- the secretary state says there will take 10 days to certify the results. the senate decides exactly when -- actually when members are seated. if it wanted to, it could exceed the winner shortly, in the next few days. there is a lot of talk that the democrats would try to devise a strategy in the event brown wins, to enact a health care before he takes the seat. there is a tremendous reaction to that, and we will see if that happens. the voters haven't spoken, of course. host: brian looney, political reporter for "the boston globe." appreciate your time. now we turn to you. the impact of the special election. texas, fred on the democratic line. caller: good morning. i want to talk to the democrats in massachusetts about what happened in 2002 and how it ties to today. if you recall, released september of 2002, a propaganda blitz by the republican party began to invade iraq. remember that? only a month later, the congress of the united states voted to allow president bush to invade and occupy iraq. we now are in
washington post." after the speech the present plans to take a newly energized populist message on the rose in the coming days, voters to florida and new hampshire, both 2010 battleground states, that he will fight for them. also the overripe -- overriding theme of the state of the union address scheduled for 9:00 p.m. eastern time is the economy. the president will describe detailed initiatives court middle-class families. details you can look forward to in the president's speech to not -- tonight. denver on the independent line. you are next. caller: thanks a lot, greta, you are doing a great job. host: what are your thoughts about the speech tonight? what would you like to hear? caller: there are a lot of things i would like to hear but specifically i would like for the president to talk about what he plans to do about local crime that is rampant across the country, and i would also like for the president -- all classes of americans, he needs to address that, i think. and all the callers calling in talking about what he needs to do here locally first -- i would suggest they need to get a
jenkins on "washington journal." "washington journal" is next. . . you can always reach us by e- mail. we will get to all of that in just a moment. first, front-page in "the financial times." package is still large despite lower comp ratio, a political furor and public anger. a similar headline in "the wall street journal." a little bit of this article -- blue line i will read you more of that article this morning in "the wall street journal" and other reports, too. but christina romer was on "state of the union" and other sunday talk shows and talk about the issue of bonuses and here is what she had to say. >> we have had to take extraordinary actions to rescue the financial system. we always did it because that is what had to be done for the american people. nobody wanted to bail out banks just for their sake. it is because we know that credit is the lifeblood of a modern economy and without it, families cannot get loans for cars or send their kids to schools and small businesses cannot get loans. we know the financial sector matters. but at the same time we had to take these
bureau chief for "market watch," will take your questions about job creation. "washington journal" is next. . host: over at the capitol today we are going to see the first meeting of an entity called the financial industry inquiry commission, appointed by congress, bipartisan, their job will be to talk to the big bank chiefs about the financial crisis, how it happened, and what will happen in the future. that is at 9:00 a.m. we would like to ask you what you would ask the bankers today at that meeting. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. we will begin at the port today -- court today, where david savage is a long time reporter. two items we have on our minds. one is citizens united verses the sec. what is the situation there? what are we likely to hear today? >> we do not know if we will hear anything. we will simply be ready at 10:00 this morning. you never know when the court is going to decide something. the the issue is whether the supreme court is going to say corporations have a right to free speech, to spend as much a
some of the front-page headlines, very different from paper to paper. "the washington post" -- obama's sole mission, the economy. below it, "the daily news" from new york city -- jobs, jobs, jobs. "usa today" -- we face a deficit of trust. "philadelphia inquirer" -- seize this moment. "baltimore sun" -- a call for trust. "the new york post" -- obama 2.0 tries to revisit his troubled presidency. we would like to hear what you have to say about the speech beginning with chris from monroe, louisiana on the democrats' line. caller: i think it was a very moving speech. the president reassured the american people. i want to make a comment that it seems as if republicans are not willing -- basically, they are not even giving him a chance. they are constantly saying no to him on every issue. i don't think this country will move forward unless republicans stop -- host: next is union bridge, on the republican line. caller: i think the president did all right at his speech. he talked about bringing 1.5 million jobs back to america by the end of the year. but i don't think he did enough for us w
washington post," takes a look at the populist backlash, puts bernanke under siege, week of steep market losses. that's how this reflects it. it's probably more likely still that he will be confirmed than he'll be defeated, but the momentum has shifted very, very quickly, and some people on capitol hill are starting to seriously doubt this bernanke vote. half the members haven't decided, so that creates plenty of room for this to get ugly pretty quickly for bernanke and for the administration. host: as far as legislators are concerned, the names that keep popping up are barbara boxer and russ feingold. why are they mentioned? caller: they announced they would vote no against the nomination, and those were just the two latest from the left, that brings to five the number of members from the left who said they would vote no, and both senator boxer and feingold are both facing re-election in november, and that's one of the issues that's been coming up this week, that the massachusetts vote seems to have sent the signal to a number of lawmakers and is forcing them to rethink a lot of things,
'd think it works better that way. thank you. host: looking at a piece from "the washington post, the race in maryland, what could happen? looking at what is happening there with more of an interest, the gop wanting to look good in maryland for governor. "a string of republican victories has raised the stakes considerably for one of the fewer -- fewest 2010 holdouts. they will try to regain the maryland governorship, going up for that this year. in most likely will not announce until march. one of the races to watch. we got an e-mail from paul. "the gop is toast and they do not know. they will lose the senate seat in massachusetts and more in the next cycle and the only votes they will get are from those who have not followed what is happening in that vote along party lines. -- a party lines." lexington, ky. what do you think? caller: we have had some version of one-party rule from both parties. we need to control government spending. $500 billion of money offshore? he suggested we should tax that money to bring down the deficit. if that money is going to come back to the united states, ta
the internet with his suggestion. here in washington on politico, ben smith is reporting about it. we would like to talk to you about your reaction to this. there are many already posted. we would like to hear what you have to say as the united states and other nations around the world send relief efforts into the island nation. i]we will begin with a discussin çabout some of these efforts wh samuel worthington, president and ceo of a group called interaction. about u.s. efforts. we heard from southern command generals yesterday. but non-government organizations have a role as well. talk to us about what you are hoping to do. guest: at this point in time, there are over 40 nonprofits operating in haiti. they have large staffs. hundreds of people on the ground trying to find their loved ones and get organized. ñrbut they already committed tes of millions of dollarsñrçó in from the americanq people and working very closely with the u.n. system. overnight in numberç of courtny mechanisms were set up -- coordinating mechanisms were set up. they are beginning to get engaged. already some
this is the logic we have been trying for years. i have personally been in washington demonstrating as a journalist. when things get bad, you have to go on the street with the people. i was there twice. it is kind of a victory. i think the administration has done the right they and i hope mr. obama will do the right thing. i am so pleased with what the american government has done so far. i have friends of mine because of the prisons of the united states, some of them have been saved. we're grateful for that. we're grateful for everything the u.s. is doing at this point. host: as far as giving out information to florida. how'd you get information? caller: we have created our own system. first, we have a government corresponded in haiti. i spoke with him today for two minutes and the phone cut off. since then, have not been able to reach him. everyone was looking to find a family in different areas. we asked them to call in. they call in and tell us certain areas are ok. for people in those areas, but are not 100% to ensure but that gives them hope. there was a station in haiti that was able to broa
and the whole district of washington or new york. it is a road block because you can i get through the grid lock. if you take that thing and break into its parts and you pass it in its parts, then you have a more compromising opportunity because the parts are smaller. that is the issue that has been presented. we have parts that are workable but we have parts that are not. it was offered in many ways and we heard it. let's do the things that are good that we will work on those things that need to be worked on in the future. host: two bits of economic news -- russian leaders wanted chinese leaders to dump money into the u.s. bond market. he said the report was deeply troubling to create a sudden loss of confidence in the economic market. this is from a book and henry paulson. the book goes on sale on monday. on the front pages of "the financial times," there's a story that deals with the book -- a book. international bankers have responded to this notion of it fee for bankers. among regulators and politicians for an insurance levy. the best way to insure that collapsed would not fall on taxpayers
over his proposal to tax health care plans. this is" fo "washington journalr january 9. here is robert barnes this morning in "the washington post." a pending decision on whether restrictions on corporate and labor unions spent on political campaigns violates the first amendment. this arose from a question about whether conservative groups support of a documentary movie of hillary clinton + presidential pursuit violated the mccain-falling goeingold ac. justices said they would consider the larger question of whether it is constitutional to ban corporations and labour unions from drawing funds from the general treasuries to support or oppose candidates. many legal experts say they expect the court use its imminent% ruling in the case of citizens united purses the federal electorate commission for money paid by corporations, unions, or advocacy organizations. the case centers on whether spending restrictions apply to "hillary: the movie." the 2010 elections will bring the for large-scale application of previous court decisions. the rulings have not challenged the ban on direct corporate
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